18 May The 9 Best Watches Under $5,000
1. The TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5
About this watch: The new Aquaracer has a white Opaline dial, black faceted lacquered applied indexes with white Super-LumiNova, an orange central hand with white Super-LumiNova. The case is steel, with a flat anti-reflective crystal. It is also water resistant up to 300 meters. This is the ultimate sports watch, inspired by the aquatic world.
2. The Oris Divers 65
About this watch: Oris dove back in time and presented the Oris Divers Sixty-Five a revival of an iconic diver’s watch that first appeared in the Oris collection 50 years ago. The new Oris Divers Sixty-Five shares the retro looks of the 1960s original, but it’s been modernised using 21st century watchmaking techniques. The case is made of anti-corrosive stainless steel. The vintage-inspired bubble-curved glass is made of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and comes with anti-reflective coating on the inside to reduce glare and increase legibility underwater.
3. The Franck Dubarry Intrepidus
About this watch: This incredible watch features a 43mm stainless steel case with black PVD bezel and pushers, and crown insert in black. A transparent dial with 30 minutes and small second counters houses the ISA 8371B quartz movement with a 30 minute chronograph function as well. The Bi-color polyurathane strap in white with black insert has a stainless steel clasp.
4. The Grand Seiko SBGR299
About this watch: This model holds true to the Grand Seiko design, with an increased case size giving the watch a greater sense of presence at 42mm. It is equipped with the 9R61 caliber, the watch will run continuously for three days when fully wound, and utilizes the latest hairspring and the MEMS manufacturing processes in its escapement to deliver higher stability of accuracy when in use. It is also water resistant up to 100 meters. You get greater stability from the new slim-form watch case back provides an outstanding sense of security for the wearer.
5. The IWC Mark VXIII
About this watch: The Pilot’s Watch Mark VXIII is intended for watch lovers with a slightly slimmer wrist and a love for understatement with timeless design. The dial of the elegant three-hand watch is decidedly reduced and uncluttered. The case is 40mm, has a 42 hour power reserve, and is water resistant up to 60 meters.
6. The Monta Oceanking
About this watch: Utilizing next-level technological advancements, the Oceanking is a modern interpretation of a mid-century dive watch. This superlative dive watch has a Swiss-certified water resistance to 300 meters, assuring the chronometer-level Eterna 3909A Caliber will perform when it is most needed. It has a power reserve of 65 hours as well. This comes with both a rubber strap and a bracelet.
7. The Panerai Luminor Marina Logo Acciaio
About this watch: The 44 mm Luminor Marina Logo from Panerai in polished steel, a black face with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers. Small seconds at 9 o’clock, and water resistant up to 100 meters. The PAM 631 is a great watch for every occasion.
8. The Seiko Prospex SBDB011
About this watch: This Marinemaster Spring Drive Professional has a Caliber 5R66 movement with hand winding capabilities and a power reserve indicator. The power reserve is 72 hours and it is water resistant up to 600 meters, which makes it scuba dive approved.
9. The Shinola Runwell
About this watch: Built to last, and named accordingly, a timepiece built for life from the finest components available in the world. Features of The Runwell include a sapphire crystal, Super-LumiNova printed dial details, and a solid stainless steel case with a screw down crown. Two hands and remote second hand sweep are driven by Shinola’s Argonite 1069 high-accuracy quartz movement. From the laser-etched case back to the etched lightning bolt on the buckle, every detail of the Runwell has been engineered with an obsessive focus to ensure the highest possible quality.